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The functions previously performed by the Office of the University Architect (OUA) are now addressed by Physical and Capital Planning (P&CP), Project Management and Construction (PM&C), and Energy and Engineering Services (EES). The P&CP website is available here. The Energy and Engineering Services website is available here. A new PM&C website is currently under development, however, essential information will be maintained in this location until the new website is launched. Thank you for your patience as these enhancements are completed.
Project Spotlight focuses on Lynn Hall Lab Renovation
Project Management Mission:
To serve our clients through quality planning and efficient project management of the scope, schedule and budget of their projects.
Services provided by Project Management staff include:
- Provide conceptual planning for projects;
- Serve as liaison between the client, the designers, and construction;
- Manage the project's scope, which requires understanding the client's needs and ensuring that these needs are met by the design;
- Manage the schedule based on the client's needs and the various approvals required.
- Manage an appropriate budget, maximizing the scope within the designated schedule;
- Listen, learn, observe, and lead.
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Benefits of Working with an OUA Project Manager:
From inception to completion, the Project Manager is critical to the success of any construction or renovation project. OUA Project Managers respond to clients questions and concerns, navigate the complex approval process, and ensure that the project stays within budget and on schedule.
Though many clients may have experience working with contractors on home projects, the process of building on campus is quite different. As a state institution, Purdue must abide by stringent statutes, regulations, and codes. Furthermore, campus construction is designed for greater longevity than private or commercial construction may be, requiring a more lengthy design and construction process.
Purdue's Project Managers navigate this extensive and detailed process with and on behalf of clients. They work in cooperation with designers and construction, and ensure the requirements of the University are met, to create the best possible outcome for the client and the University.
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What to expect throughout the construction process:
Review the information on the OUA Process for Requesting Professional Services page, which describes how the Project Manager guides clients from estimation and design, through approvals and construction
A smaller capital project typically takes twelve months from conception to start of construction. A project whose budget exceeds $2,000,000 must also secure the approval of the Board of Trustees at one of their six meetings each year, which can extend the pre-construction period. Then, depending on the nature of the project, construction may take from six to 24 months to complete. In all, completion of a new building usually takes three to four years, including development, approval, planning, and construction. The duration of renovation projects depend on the extent of work involved.